COVID-19 has greatly disrupted our children's learning and therefore to increase learning opportunities, meet students at their level, and accelerate achievement, we will increase available staff to reduce class sizes and provide targeted evidence-based interventions creating a continuum of individualized support and interventions. Keeping cohort sizes smaller also helps with mitigation and creates more individualized attention for our students increased academic, social, and emotional needs.
To best determine progress towards standards-based objectives and instructional needs, Challenge Charter School will invest in NWEA, a high-quality progress monitoring and instructional tool to precisely measure growth and proficiency-and provide insights to help tailor instruction and address disrupted learning. Teachers will be empowered to use these tools with related professional development, have immediate access to results/data, and combine with a variety of frequent classroom evaluation methods.
The school maintains a central database that includes each student's academic data, placement information, demographic information, attendance, behavior indicators, and other variables and indicators useful to teachers. Parents and teachers refer students in need of more social and emotional support and based on the unique COVID-19 needs, additional resources are included in this plan for are additional psychological services.